Sunday, 10 May 2015

Hello MONDAY!!!

If you love what you do, you won’t have a problem with Monday, and anybody that hates Monday hates the rest of the week and only looks forward to Friday and pay day. That is why you start seeing TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) as most people’s personal messages from Thursday evening.
I believe I will be right to say that more than 40% of us hate our jobs but strive in order to be able to provide for ourselves and our loved ones.

Here are some of the reasons why most of us hate our jobs using Nigeria as a case study:-
1. Environment
Most employees find themselves in very unconducive environment and such affects ones level of productivity. How can you keep one in a small cubicle without even a fan to cool his or her head? Yet we expect the huge turnover from such person. No tea break, no leave and most of us are stuck in such places.

2. Value
Recognition breeds feelings of value and loyalty but unfortunately that doesn't matter to most employers..if people are not valued in an organisation they give there minimum effort, but if they are valued they give all they have and will bleed for the organisation.  Now recognition must not always be monetized, even mere words can lift your employee’s soul thereby urging him to do more, simple words like Your the best, Good Job, You just saved my Business go a long way in showing value .Where there is no value, there is no advancement. That is why someone will work for 5 years same salary same position. phew!!

3. Vision
Most of us don’t value the vision of an organization, we just work in order not to be idle and in the long run it becomes irritating. The vision and mission statement of an organization should align with what the employee wants. Dissatisfaction is bound to take place if your employees aren’t sold on the same things you are.  Reviews can help you checkmate your employees also hire people with same vision.Simon Sinek put it this way "if you don't buy into the WHY of an organisation you will never understand the WHAT of the  organisation".

4. Stipend
This is what most of us earn. At first we might feel ok because we just running away from joblessness but with time comes responsibilities and then frustration sets in. Nothing extinguishes passion quite like the feeling of being paid less than you deserve. Dear employers evaluate your employees salaries today. Ask for a raise, of course there is a balance, an employer will consider two factors in calculating your raise work productivity and net income. if this two are well in the black then you should ask for a raise.

5. Rules!! Rules!!! Rules!!!!
Nothing is more frustrating than being unable to make your own decisions or having to tread with caution while doing something. Give your employees the liberty of taking certain decisions themselves hereby helping them build their self confidence and room to accomplish goals. This establishes a healthy level of trust, productivity that will benefit both the employee and the company as a whole. One of the basic human needs is freedom, if you continual hover and force your employee to be a robot you will not get the best out of them. instead of giving rules give guidelines and let them do it there own way within the guideline.

6. Challenge
It is every employee’s passion to advance their skills and improve through their work where ever they find themselves (except the lazy ones who are just comfortable). A lack of meaningful, challenging work is certain to breed disdain and boredom. Challenge them with positively in order to make them better persons. Unfortunately most employers prefer hiding their knowledge and not teaching their employees so that they don’t become better than them.

7. Distance
The distance to work is killing especially those that reside in Lagos. It’s one thing to have a car and it’s another thing to control the traffic in order to make it to work on time. Imagine an employee that will have to wake up as early as 5am to prepare for work, jump buses and walk the rest only to get queried for coming 2minutes late to work. It’s frustrating. distance is a big factor in consdiering a Job especially if you live in a busy city, spending 2-3 hours in traffic can knock the Joy out of your day.

8. Boss
Some of us do have them as bosses, arrogant, abusive, hot tempered and a pain in the ass. Poor management can even ruin even the most passionate and well-paid employees even if they love their job. Most bosses are bad communicators and that sucks. A good boss should understand that the balance in work/life relationship will always affect employee output so should always try to be kind and firm, compassionate and demanding, professional and understanding. you are dealing with people not machines.
9. Family
a Job that makes you miss the birth of your child, of the first sweet words to part from your child lips, are frustrating, you ask yourself if i keep missing all this moments what am killing myself in this work for? if the job has become a barrier between you and the family you want to raise start an exit plan today and in time quit when you are sure you cant find a way to balance it.

12. Holidays
Most organizations are so mean that they don’t even observe holidays. Most urge their workers to work even on weekends and that is enough for one to detest his job. Work starts from 8am to 6pm, traffic keeps you till 10pm and the next day  it’s the same routine. Its killing, gives us the holidays due to us and like they say health is wealth and we need proper amount of rest to stay healthy and fit.

These are some of the reasons why most of us hate Mondays aka our job but due to the rate of joblessness in this country my humble advice is that you find a way through these challenges. There must be something you will find to love about Monday even if it’s to see your colleagues again or see it as step in direction to your bigger dreams. finally start today to create your exit plan from a Job that is draining all the positivity in your life. I can understand you doing it for a time but not for too long, life is too short to dwell in unhappiness. develop an exit plan and start working towards it



  1. Why is monday so far from friday and friday is too close to monday. Lazy me.

  2. I loveeeee Mondays ONLY when I don't get to go to school.. Hehe.. First time here and it's warm.

  3. Welcome on board Erniesha.

  4. My Monday didn't actually start good but it's not gonna ruin my week...
    Nice one oyi